Dec 4, 2012 2:00am PST
. >>> a powerful typhoon has struck the soern philippines this morning, packing winds of 110 miles an hour. the storm has destroyed homes, triggered land slides. at least three people have been killed in the philippines. officials say millions of people could be affected. >>> nasa's curiosity space rover has discovered evidence of organic compounds on mars. samples of dust and sand from a dune on mars appear to contain carbon, sulfur and chlorine compounds. but scientist here's on earth aren't sure what to make of those findings and whether they could be a sign of life on the red planet. >>> nhl labor talks set to resume today. a small group of owners and players will be there. but the league's commissioner and the head of the players union will not attend. >> that will be productive. >> the nhl labor lockout is in its 79th day and all games through december 14th have already been canceled >> 46 minutes past the hour. soledad o'brien joins us now with a look at what is ahead on "starting point." >> good morning, everybody. former british prime minister tony blair is our guest this morning.
Dec 4, 2012 10:00am EST
in japan. the president was going to one of these economic things in philippines and india. darmin calls baker. he says, jim, the president is going to love this bill. he is gone to love it. just tell him to shut up. his friends are not gone to let this bill. there want to get to him. don't say anything until you can fully brief him. that is the way it happened, and that was the past as question of the process. >> that was the process in 1986. can that happen this day? >> it feels like a different environment. i do not know, but right now we are in the middle of a political test of wills on marginal tax rates. it is interesting we're not fighting on the underlying principle, which is that wealthy ought to pay more in order to help us close debts and deficits, get our economy back on track. right now the president thinks he won a point, was vindicated by his victory in the election, and republicans did not want to do that, but he has the hand in this struggle. restoring the clinton tax rates is something i would support. we supported them back in 1991 when bill clinton was running for pre